Posting Number: 0602670
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Professional Safety Officer
Position Type: Staff
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
Hiring Range: $20.48 per hour, with excellent benefits.
Tacoma, WA 98447
Department: Campus Safety And Information
Posting Date: 08/09/2023
Closing Date When a sufficient number of qualified applicants has been
Full-time; four 10-hour shifts per week:
Shift times and dates may be adjusted for training or department needs.
This position is eligible to receive a pay differential of $1.00 per hour, for
hours worked between 9:00pm and 4:59am.
The Professional Safety Officer is responsible for the safety and security of
the Pacific Lutheran University campus and its personnel. This is accomplished
through providing a presence on campus, interacting positively and
professionally with community members and guests, and performing a variety of
daily tasks. Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Engage with community members in a culturally responsive manner and with
the goal of developing on-going relationships.
Proactively monitor activity on campus by providing presence on campus on
foot or in a vehicle.
Lock and unlock buildings and perimeter gates and check fire panels in
Assist individuals in locating or obtaining resources to address issues or
Respond to emergency incidents, ensuring proper procedures are followed
and notifications made.
Administer first aid and operate an AED machine.
Assist local fire and law enforcement personnel in the performance of
their duties as requested.
Provide assistance with vehicle jump starts, walking escorts, and shuttle
Use weaponless defensive tactics, employing verbal skills to diffuse
volatile or hostile situations.
Perform dispatcher duties including, answering multi-line phone, entering
data into computer system, and addressing walk-in visitors.
Write reports on incidents.
Operate university vehicles in conformance with local laws and
Attend professional development training such as Security Officer Academy
and ICS 100/200 and 700 certifications.
Train new employees on department policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent human relation skills; ability to deal with a wide variety of
people; intercultural skill and capacity necessary to effectively engage
individuals from a range of salient identities.
Knowledge and skill in confrontation management.
Ability to follow department policies, standard operating procedures, and
Ability to multi-task and make decisions quickly.
Knowledge of radio operations, video console operations, and driving
Ability to deal with a variety of personalities in stressful situations.
Ability to effectively and clearly read, write, speak and communicate the
Ability to communicate clearly on a handheld radio.
Knowledge of basic computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, Google Mail,
and Calendar, and use of the internet.
Bachelor's degree OR 2 years of job-related work experience, including
customer service, education may substitute for some experience.
High school diploma or GED.
Valid driver's license (Must have had a valid driver's license for at
least 2 years).
First aid/CPR/AED certification required and provided upon employment.
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background
checks, including a driving abstract check, and pass PLU's Driver's
Experience in an academic setting.
Knowledge of PLU and its campus.
Experience within a safety or security setting.
Experience writing activity reports on a regular basis.
Work is normally split between indoor office work and the field patrol
Exposure to all kinds of weather conditions and occasional exposure to
Ability to walk, run, or climb stairs for extended periods of time.
Ability to sit and operate computer related equipment for extended periods
Special Instructions to Applicants:
PLU is a small, private university where caring means more than kindness and
consideration — it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being,
opportunity, and justice. Because PLU is a community committed to the creation
and advancement of knowledge through diversity and inclusion, the university
actively recruits a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. PLU is an equal
opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically
underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with
disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives,
experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work
PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for
employees and their dependents, generous retirement plan, medical, dental,
paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off (including Christmas/New
Year's break and extra time off during the summer), and many other great
university benefits. PLU is a qualifying employer under the Public Service
Loan Forgiveness Program as a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization. Click
here for detailed benefits information.
For general application questions or if you need accommodations at any point
in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human
Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or [email protected].
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Do you have a current valid driver's license which you have had for at least 2 years?
Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
Are you legally eligible to work in the United States on your hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship now or indefinitely into the future?
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